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Exteriors in this film were shot at Eureka and Truckee, CA while interiors were filmed at the Brunton studios in Hollywood. This was the first film produced by Lewis S. Stone Productions, Inc. An early production news item noted that it was to be released by World Film Corp. and that Claire DuBrey was in the supporting ... More Less

Exteriors in this film were shot at Eureka and Truckee, CA while interiors were filmed at the Brunton studios in Hollywood. This was the first film produced by Lewis S. Stone Productions, Inc. An early production news item noted that it was to be released by World Film Corp. and that Claire DuBrey was in the supporting cast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
19 Jul 19
p. 783.
MPW
22 Mar 19
p. 1683.
MPW
19 Jul 19
p. 411, 413
Variety
12 Jul 19
p. 277, 279
Wid's
13 Jul 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 July 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Denton comes from the East to the Northwest lumber region and becomes co-owner of a lumber camp with Howard Patton, whose bored wife Vera insists on flirting with Tom despite his discouragement. After the partners break because of Patton's suspicions, Tom, as sole owner, declares that his lumberjacks must refrain from drinking liquor. When Tom discharges Slim Dorgan for drinking, Slim visits Bull Larkin, an illicit whiskey dealer, and they plan to dynamite Tom's sawmill. Bull's abused wife Mary, who married Bull to fulfill her father's dying wish, warns Tom, but the explosion goes off early and kills Tom's brother and Slim. After Bull exchanges clothes with Slim to escape, Tom and Mary wed and move to another territory. Later, Bull arrives wounded, but Tom does not know him and Mary, pregnant, is afraid to reveal Bull's identity. After they care for him, Bull shoots Tom. Bull forcibly takes Mary to a dance hall near Mexico, but Tom recovers, follows them, shoots Bull and reclaims ... +


Tom Denton comes from the East to the Northwest lumber region and becomes co-owner of a lumber camp with Howard Patton, whose bored wife Vera insists on flirting with Tom despite his discouragement. After the partners break because of Patton's suspicions, Tom, as sole owner, declares that his lumberjacks must refrain from drinking liquor. When Tom discharges Slim Dorgan for drinking, Slim visits Bull Larkin, an illicit whiskey dealer, and they plan to dynamite Tom's sawmill. Bull's abused wife Mary, who married Bull to fulfill her father's dying wish, warns Tom, but the explosion goes off early and kills Tom's brother and Slim. After Bull exchanges clothes with Slim to escape, Tom and Mary wed and move to another territory. Later, Bull arrives wounded, but Tom does not know him and Mary, pregnant, is afraid to reveal Bull's identity. After they care for him, Bull shoots Tom. Bull forcibly takes Mary to a dance hall near Mexico, but Tom recovers, follows them, shoots Bull and reclaims Mary. +

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